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THE DISPATCH FOUNDED Uia
THE TIMES FOUNDED 1SS?.
WHOLE NUMBER 18,97]
RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1912.
THIS WEATnER TO-^AV?Showera.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
KEEP HANDS OFF
IN BOARD FIGHT
Chamber and Club Will
Support No Special i
URGE MEMBERS TO
HELP BEST MEN
Attitude cf Two Eusinsss Organi?
zations Clearly Denned in Let?
ters Emphasizing Import?
ance of Wise Action at
Polls?Pay Your Poll"
Announcement was made yesterday
by the governing bodies or the Cham?
ber of Commerce and the Business1
Men's Club that those two organiza?
tions will take no action officially in
supporting any candidates for lite Ad?
ministrative, Board. While realizing
the im port awe of electing man of un
questioned Integrity and ability, and
urging ail members to qualify and vote
for the ablest candidates, the chamber
and the club will remain hands-PR.
In the course of his sermon at Siv
enth street Christian Church on Sun?
day night. Rev. H. l>. C. Maclachlan,
D. !>.. stated that many citizens believed
the Chamber of Commerce should takj
the lead in bringing out the a!>: St
candidates. Other expressions of a
similar character have be.011 heard, al
thcugh the chamber and the Busin< IS
Men's Club bellevj that it would l>o
unwise to enter into the light, leaving
thut to the members individually. Hut
? the Business Men's Club will put forth
a strong "ffort to have every member
not now on the tax books qualify be
More May 4, so that he- con vote In the
Administrative Board primary.
Attitude of Chamber,
The attitude of the chamber Is given
In th.' following- letter, sent yesterdaj
to all members:
Richmond, Va., April '.'!', 1912.
The officers of the chamber have been
repeatedly importuned to inaugurate a
movement to secure the best matt rial
for the live members of the Adminis?
trative Board, and feel most deeply the
imp:nance of proper men lining ?e
letted to constitute, this board, in or?
der that there may be no misunder?
standing i'ii the part of its members
sn.l Its friends in the matter of Ilia
chamber's doing everything possible to
aci tmplfsh this end. u has been deemed
wise that a statement should oe made
setting forth its position. ,
The Chamber cf Commerce can and
dots indorse policies and measures pro?
moting the interests of our city, but
it Is not within the scope of its work
% to Indorse individuals or promote the.
Interests <f any particular man. and
therefore It cannot t?ifl daily take any
ran In the selection of any particular
person for any place. It can, how?
ever, and feels thai It is Its bounden
duty to, most earnestly urge . upon
every member to lend his influence and
support to any plan that may be adopt?
ed having f">r us sole purpose th? se?
lection of suitable men for this very
Depends on thr Men.
The efficiency of the plan will be
absolutely lost if this bo; rd Is not ad
mlnlsten-d by man whose character ha?
given them the highest standing in the
community and wno are so mentally
and morally constituted as not to be
influenced by self-interest or biased
The opportunities of this office will
bo ever present to 'give advantage lo
personal interests, to the hurl nl the
general good Of the city, and nn n of
courage and tirmnvss ara absolutely
necessary to withstand the temptations.
This board should not be filled, by men
that need the office. Its importance
makes It necessary for them to stand
aside for thi men that the office needs.
The affairs of our city are too im?
portant and. laige to be administered
by men of small calibre, and there
mult 'be an aroused public sentiment
on the part of the citizens In general
to see that the members of the Admin?
istrative Board are men who measure
up to its requirements, both in ability
and character. Inefficient and loose
? administration would mean a waste
that would reflect directly tip>n every;
taxpayer and any on.- v. ho is depend-1
ent upon work for a livelihood in our
city. Whether It be tin- man ,who|
works with tools, or the clerk in the
counting ro'-ms. or the heads ut insti?
tutions, every one Is vitally :Mt?-;.; !? .1
In the economical expenditure of the
city's money, that then niaj be lower
gas. lower water rates a lower taxes
generally, anil a reputation for an effi?
cient and economical municipal gov?
ernment that will have a m si potent
Influence In conserving our present
great development and further Increas?
ing the general commercial i manu?
facturing business o| i : city.
Abnw Personol (iround.
The Administrative Board Is too im?
portant f"r an> p-rs.1:. i,.s
or sympathies t ? ?:.? r .ut-. Die se.tL
tion of anv on.. ? f -s mi inber*.
The election of ih< Council now tin
Biedlateiy confronts us. and equal in
Importance to lh< institution of the
Administrative B ard tlic i?< rssliy
for electing, good men :?> the legisla?
tive branch of ou; city government,
Not only every member f th" cham?
ber, but ev'iy citizen !:. imond, Is
called on to meas . .;? to Iiis full
duty in electing go d nu t: t<> ea'try out
the measures which the Chambei lias
worked so hard and so effectively to
By order of the ex* ? ? mitte?!.
R. A DUNliOP.
Fluslnes? Men's i Mil, Vela.
After a prolong-d and at times
bested dobate. the boaid of director?
of the Business, Men'* < . il
determined pot! to fV-ke official
action as a body In favoring or op?
posing candidates for the Administra?
tive Board. The attention of the rm tit?
hershlp nf'lh* club Is called to the Im?
portance of making the best poi
?election, and the secretary of th< club,
C. I*- Walford, Jr., v>... Instructed to
?end a special leitet .t onci t,, all
njcnibTf of the club not now register
ed and qualified voters, urging them
? to pay their poll taxe? before Satur
(Continued on Ninth l'age.)
One Hundred \>on \bo it Was Ad?
mitted to I 11 f nil.
Now Orleans. La.; April 29.? with
the nrrival here to-morrow'of Secre?
tary of State Pittlander C. Knox from
Washington, the program arranged l>>
the Louisiana Historical Society [m
the centennial celebration, of i.ou's
lana's admission to the Union will
As the visit of Secretary Knox is
regarded us a continuation ot lil? Pan
American n ip. delegates and represen?
tatives of Panama, Costa wen. Guate?
mala, Honduras and Nicaragua have
arrived fur the purpose of participat?
ing in the celebration.
The l.ooo or more sailors of the bat?
tleships New Hampshire and Nebraskl
a"?j gunboat Petrel, now m the har?
bor, Will head the military parade,
composed of the local organizations
"i Louisiana National Uuurd, uct
Ing ss honorary v.-i-uri to Secretary
Knox and the otnor distinguished
i:wsi>. Secretary Knox wtfll deliver an
uddress at tue Cablldo, which Is to be
formally opened as a State museum.
CAMPAIGN IS CL?bc?
Dotb Loder?ood mid Wilson CouHdeu
of Victory lu ,'lorliia.
Jacksonville, ria.. April ?:?.? Wha;
has n one ot tne most vlgli
contested i democratic pi unary election
campaigns In several years wa
brought to a close to-night. I'or the
titate and county olllce* tula Is niereo
the eLlhinstlon contest, as there arc
so rtnihy candidates in the ii?-m tn*i
none " lIi?.lit except the lew that have
no opposite n can possibly get a n.a
jvrlti <>, ail the voies est. A second
primary theretore will be held on Jlay
;S. i he ticket is so long that the
count to-morrow nijr-t w?ti ne-ussar
lly be siow. and dt>ttnlte results will
not ?ie known until Wednesday nig ...
if tli n. In the presidential preferen
i tut I contest only im' names ot Under
: wood and VY.iaon will appear on the
oil: Mai ballot. Kri< nds of each or
these candidates nssert to-nlgnt that
tney are contiu, nt of victory. Tne ?1
d leu lions are that tne contest will u
MAY PREVENT STRIKES
Lcuroo? IIiim Ulli Which lle Believes
Would Prove I-. nee live.
Washington, .vpr.j .a.?A means' of
regulating tne wages ol railway ojlr
I at.vos and possible method of pre?
venting disastrous strikes by the em
Ipioyment of the Interstate Commerce
? i ? mmusion is proposed ny Keprese.v
Itallvu Lenroot, ot Wisconsin, In a oill
(iircsonled 10 the House to-day.
I ine Lenr?ot bill provides that be
! fore any general reduction of wages
of any one class o: employes oi a
oommon earner shall hocomc effec
I tlvo, employes' shall bt Riven me right
to protest. If within iwenty day- the
tr?er becomes effective, any railway
men's oritanii*t'eia. or n majority of
: tin- employes, protest at the principal
offices oi the company, tho matter
shall be referred to tne Interstate
Commerce Commission fur detormina
The hill was referred lo the Com?
mute,.- on Interstate nna Foreign Com
HERRICK PRESENTS LETTERS
New Vinliassadur 15xebanu.es Addrcsse?
With President PnlllereS.
Paris, April ?$,?Myr?n T. Herrick,
the new American ambassador to
France, lo^day presented his lctt< ri
ol credence to President Pallleros.
Tli.- addresses exchanged dwelt pnr
', licularly upon the warmth of the
friendship between the two republics,
i Mr. Herrick emphasised America's wish
' to strengthen the historic ties which
I would enable tho two countries io
tread In brotherly accord along the
paths of advancement and peace.
After voicing Trance's desire to de?
velop both the commercial and po
< iitle.il relations of the United State*
! and l-'tanee. President Follicles made
I a sympathetic allusion to the Titanic
! disaster and Id the honoring by Am.-r
1 lea of r'ronchmon like Samuel de
' Chatnplaln, w?ho struggled for clvlll
| sation and liberty.
MANN IS OPTIMISTIC
Certain House Will Pinlah lliislncs? hj
Washington, April 2!?? "There will
he no trouble, so far (is ine House Is
!concerned, in gettinn: away from here
by .Tune I." said Minority Leader Minn
to-day at the close of a Ion? Session
1 of t he House.
Chairman Moon, of the Post-Office
Committee, anxious to have the House
meet morning, noon and night to ex
pi lite the passage of the Post-Office
appropriation bill and other legisla?
tion, had expressed the fear that if
no er; enter progress wero made tie
session of Congress would be pro?
APPLICATIONS ARE FEW
Time for I'lllnu Xnirea for Candidates
Providence, i: 1 . A;prll SO.?The tim
for filing names of candidates for
delegates to the Democratic National
Convention, lo be voted on at the
Hoinocratlc State primaries .May 31.
will expire Wednesday at midnight.
?Uilv three applications had been re?
ceived by Secretary Pe;eir 3. Oaskin.
of the S?ate Central Committee, up to
thl> afternoon, bul It Is expected that
thcr,- will be a l.irsre number of names
to be placid on the ballot when the
list? clos Ten delex.itrs. ten SltCr
nntrs and a national commit teeman
Wl I be chosen, ?nd th? voters will
also designate their preference for
HAMMERSTEIN MEETS KING
impresario Is Presented l>> Ambas?
sador WMIcIimv Held.
London. April :'.>.? King (5eor.ee and
Queen Msry were presi nt this after?
noon at .i matinee performance at tli-'
I. ???ilon Op^ra House itl .? ]<l of the
f lud? ??' ti?e "League ><l Mer.-y." At
i hfl .conclusion, Whl-tclaw It-id, the
United ?-? 'c- ambassador, presented
Oscar H?mmerst ein, ihc operatic Im
prcssarlo, to the Kinx. who compli?
mented him on ,ii? efforts in produc?
Parod; Stricken frlim Itfcord.
Washington, April 29 --Because of
? rltlclaths of his recitation to the Sen
i,f a political parody on t>.e Apott
Creed ia.-t Thursday, Senator Wll
Hams, of Mississippi, to-a.iy ordered
th.it the parody be stricken otit of his
>?-,. ;h In the permanent'copies of the
Congressional Hecord. Senator W|l
expressed astonishment at what
K> -,id he rep.-irded~a>? a mls-onstruc
t:on by many Christian people.
Washington, Aiirii ::>?The Vene?
zuelan Congress ?enthusiastically r<?
celyed thai portion of ."President Co.
mnr.'? message, presented on April
U'hleh referred In hiosi <-or,jjai terms
!?? Secretary Knox's Visit and to th?
existing friendly relations between
t.h?t oountrj and the United States,
aay t!<.r State Department advices to
SLATES PUT F?RTH
IN CLOSIJfi HOUR
Many Surprises Expect?
ed WhenCv.until Vote
CITIZENS TO NAME
Attack cn Vonderiehr Bitterly
Resented by His Friends, Who
Brand Charge as Unfair and
< Itlzens of Richmond who arc quail
tied to vote will to-day select members
of the most Important brunch of the I
tiiy government?the common Cotfn
cll, the body in which practically all j
legislation, ail plans for public im-i
? provements and all appropriations]
originate. The new Council, which:
j takes plllce September 1 an<i servos for
i two years, will be composed of twenty :
I in? . ilvu being elected rrom' each of]
j the four wards, thus cutting the size!
[ Of the body exactly in half, t hose who ,
1 led the success; til tight for rcdlstrlct- !
! Ing claliii that the new Council, elect- !
I ed by a larger body of constituents,
I will give n more select body of picked ?
and efficient men. capable of more ,
prompt disposition of business than ?
the old Council of sixty-lour members,
with !t:. Interminable committees, :inu ;
Its endless red tape arid d?luys.
Polls will be open to-day from sun- '
ri.?c?5H7 A. .M.?to sunset? 6:67 I'. M.
1 ne ?'11\- Democratic committee will
meet to-night at Murphys Hotel to
receive returns. The ballot is short,
und with prompt work on the part of I
. lection officers there Is no reason why 1
all returns should not be i" at a|
reasonably early hour.
The campaign which closed last
night has been unique. The reduction ;
! In size of the body means that many ?
, men must lose their seats. This is the '<
I llrst election since the adoption of the
; n> w f,.ur-ward plan of redistrlcting '
I the city, so that there are no pre- i
1 ccdenia on which to base predictions.
Some men of long and useful set'i ice
; have been redlstrlcted into wards in
I which they are comparatively little
k'-iown, ami some surprises In the final
returns may be antlc'pated.
Slates of all sorts were in circula?
tion lust night?wet siates, dry slates,
1 secret society slates. So fur as they
j could be traced, however, UK sc were
in each case put out by a few men,
and were not backed by any effective
working organisation, aud will have;
little or Jio bearing on the final re-j
A I loci?, on \ on de rieh r.
A feature of the linai hours of the'
campaign was the general circulation'
yesterday afternoon and lust night of ,
a circular attack on Councilman A. L.
Vonderiehr, who Is offering tor re?
election In Hec Ward. An affidavit, ,
signed by H. K. Franklin, a real es- :
late agent, asserts that on April 28 Mr.
Vonderiehr admitted having been ask- j
ed by Henry W. Anderson, attorney j
' for tne Virginia Hallway and Power
Company( to remain away from a I
subcommittee meeting and so break'
a quorum. Mr. Franklin's statement is I
: sworn to before \V. Kirk MotheWS, i
notary public, and associate counsel j
for the Richmond and Honrlco Rail- |
way Companyi which Is seeking a!
lighting and power franchise in op?
position to the company represented
by Mr. Anderson.
Mr. Vonderiehr promptly denied the
charge, asserting that he ncv ?r re- j
celved any communication from Mr. i
Anderson In his life, mid therefore ;
i could not have told Mr. Franklin what ;
j was asserted. He says be did have a i
? telephone conversation with Mr. Frank- j
lln, but did not say what Mr. Franklin!
apparently understood and now charges, I
1 Henry \V. Anderson issued a signed I
statement last night in which he char?
acterizes the Franklin circular, so far!
Iaa it refers to himsslf, as "false in!
; every particular.'- He asserts that
he has nf\vor spoken or written to Mr.
Vonderiehr on the subject of the Rich-]
mo'nd and llenrlco franchise outside
[of the public healings in liie commlt-i
tee room, and had not seen Air. Vender-j
'.ehr. oi had any communication with!
him. directly or indirectly, since the!
last public meeting.
What Ibe Keeorit shon?,
The record will show that a subcom- i
! mlttCC of the Committee cn S;rect.i ;
I has for some time be in considering a :
'? proposed draft of a franchise for tl'e I
' Richmond and llenrlco Company, sec-i
lion by section. A i.jmbcr of amend- j
men tu designed to pre teg! the city have .
been off .-red by Assistant City Attor- ]
i ney t'ieorgS Wayne Anderson, while ;
'other amendments' Intended to protect;
the existing company were proposed by
li.-iiry \V, Anderson, i'omt after point1
has been argued by Mr. Anderson and
by Charles V. Meredith and S U Kel- j
ley, counsel f r the III hmnnd and Hen- j
i ico Company, the committee giving
j patient attention at man;, long sittings
An adjourned mealing was scheduled
for April I.", to proceed With the pap-r.
Chairman Adams was out of Liie city,
and notified <";? :k Shepherd to the ef- '
feet thai if a nia.iov.iv of members j
i iild not attend. th? me.ting might]
t be called off. it was ascertained t*aat :
Mr, Ferguirson was out of the city and '
that l>r. Miller was sick; also that j
Attorney Henry W. Anderson was in i
New York. Therefore the serg'ant-at- .
arms notified the members that the j
meeting had been postponed. l/iter I
some of the members dec Ided to go on
with the work, notwithstanding the
absentees, and new notices wtrn hast-i
lly sent out late In the afternoon, 1
When the time came. W. S. Forh}? and j
Attorneys Meredith and Kelle) were
present for the petitioners, and Wil?
liam Northrop for the Virginia Hall?
way ami Power Company. Membtrs '
present were Messrs. Pollock and I>on- |
I.eavy. I?'iter Mr. Moore < nme. but
there appeared to be no chance of k> ;
ting a quorum, and the meeting ad- j
Journed and has not since been callid.
I'redlet llrnetlon ill Polls.
Mr. Franklin alleges in his swora 1
statement that Mr. Vonderiehr asked |
him over the telephone to be released
k (Continued on Nlnth"~Page.) *
Wednesday Club Artists
. Receive Absolute
-TT? - -Tg--.
Gluck, Homer, J?rn and White
hill Warmly Applauded.
Chorus in Splendid Voice and
by w. noi GUiVS i;oni)o.\.
When tho mighty strains of Tschat
kowskVs "SclavIc March" rants out a
triumphant nn;in to last season's Music
Festival ?f the Wednesuay Club, It
seemed that tho vary pinnacle of the
club's artistic success must luve baen
reached, but with only one concert of
this. Its nineteenth annual festival,
brought to a brilliant close. It yet
stands established that last year's sue
cess was but a forerunner of greater
i hl HKS.
With a Inrgsr chorus than ever be?
fore in the history of the club, four of
the foremost singers of opera in Ainer
loa, an orchestra of liny from the
forces of the Metropolitan Opera. Under
the masterly direction of Joset Paster?
nack, and with a program compos id of
a; las. songs. dUOtS, trios and choruses
so varied us to appeal to every pos?
sible taste, the first concert of the se?
ries was given last night before tho
largest audience that has jver wel?
comed the Wednesday Club, its chorus
and its artists. And before an audience
that enjoyed, drank In, almost reveled
In. every note that was sung or played,
from thi trumpet call that ushered in
the overture to Wugner's "Klenzi, '
with Which the program opened, lo the
linal chord of the laughing', light cho?
rus from Von PlOtOW's "Martha," which
closed, nil too early, the nrst <.'jncert.
Crowds Well Handled.
Taking advantage of the lesson
-earned from the confusion attendant
?pon the Tetraxsihl concert, the police
handled the denae and hurrying traf
Jc to the utmost satisfaction; tne
? .ill 1 bore as near a resemblance to a
concert hall as decorations could com
! ?>el it to, and a wise management
closed the doors to the auditorium at
'.lie moment that Mr, Pasternack
mounted his lilt', plntform, so that
ill tho physical aids to a sympathetic
Atmosphere thnt were possible were
lent to those who came, to listen and
there remained lo make it perfect?
only music. And that was forth?
coming, joyous, tragic, ringing, sing?
ing, loud and soft, heavy and light,
dratr.itlc and simple, pathetic und
powerful, solemn and charming?In
plentiful. bounteous, overtlowlng
aoundancc it was poured out to the
most radiant, satisfied, and grntetul
ai?lieneo thut even the Wednesday
Club had delighted during the faith?
ful years of iis eltorts. To President
Coiiey and to the men of the hoard
Of governors who have labored with
him are due thanks most profound
from the community for that which
they have achieved.
tine in u Thousand,
Of Mr. Pasternack and his orchestra
It can bo said, as yet, only lhai they
are the same musicians as those who
aided in making last .season's festival
ISO satisfying, for, except lor the
opening overture, thcru was no
orchestral number from Which lo
judge their ability, and we can be
guided only by our memory ot their
exquisite work of last year and by
their very beautiful accompaniments.
Of these, it is difficult to speak
moderately. Speaking positively, Mr.
Pasternack is one accompanist in a
thousand, as is established by the fuet
that lie is the favorite conductor of the
Sunday concerts of the Metropolitan
people, speaking relatively, romombar
ing Victor lleroert and his brutal tir
chesir.il bullying of his s'ni-.rs. Mr.
Pasternack is SUbllinA
The chorus, as lias been said, is
larger than at any tune since ine 01
ganlsation of the club, and ..out.-. B
VVcitxcl, for years the accompanist
of the club, and now its director, has
succeeded lit making th> m nroduce a
tone oi much beauty?never u yell, but
always a tone. And tills Is greatly id
Mr. Weitzel s credit, for most of the
members of his chorus are new m< ot?
hers of the club, and, while this fact
probably accounts to some extent for
ii youthful fresh-ness and buoyancy of
quality, it must of necessity have add?
ed greatly to the difficulty of his w >:1<
in training them. The- sopranos, In
particular, sang exceedingly well, i'hey
produced u gi'tat volume, uui. again, it
was a volume of tone, noi of noise,
and they sang tne notes as they *'ere
written, without a MswOOp" or a glide?
portamento, If you like, which is all
very well for a soloist, but us ne\er
Inlonde^ for choirs.
Wonderful I burns.
in the iirst number for the chorus
there seemed to be n little uncertainty
of attack, especially with the men,
but that was doubtless due to lb- fact
thut it was tho first number and thai
they were accustomed ij Mr. Weitzel'*
conducting and not to Mr. Paster,
nark's or It may have been because
the men were nearly on a level with
the orchestra, Instead of above them,
as were many of the women, and ?"
singing through it. as it were, failed
to get their voices ovtr, as did the
sopranos. The criticism is hyper,
critical anyhow, so it will bo dropped
The fact remains that the chorus
sang ns It has. rarely. If ever, sum;
during the nineteen years Of the club's
existence, and that Mr. Weitzel mer?
its hearty and U?stinted praise.
This first number spoken of was t ie
"Prize Song" and Finale from Wag?
ner's "Die Meistersinger," with Karl
.lorn singing Weither and Clarence
Whltehlll singing Huns Sachs. Nelth.
?>r of these nrtlsts had sung In Rich?
mond before, and both of them r,
rolved t'.ic warm applause to Which, as
Strangers, or visitors, they were en?
titled. But, before even this number
was concluded, they had become "fa
TRIAL OF ALLENS i
Both Sides Announce
Readiness to Proceed
FLOYD WILL BE '
Several of County's Leading Citi?
zens Are on the Venire Sum?
moned to Appear This Morn?
ing?Many Witnesses Al?
ready on the
? BY ALEXANDER PORAVAItD. j
Wyth?vllle, Ya.. April 29.?To all !
appearances no further Impediment
can h? put In the, way of an Im
mediate trial of the sU members of
the Allen family, of Carroll county, for
the murder of the court officials on
March II. Uoth sides express them?
selves as In readiness, provided no
important witnesses fail to appear In
court to-morrow. .Scores of these
are already on Ihc scene and others
will arrive before time for convening
Fifty seconds sufficed lor the open?
ing of the term of the Circuit Court
of Wythe county to-day. At .': o'clock
Judge Waller K. Staples Mounted the
bench. Sheriff Thomas S Davidson
[ called the court to order.
"This court." said Judge Staples,
"will receive the order removing the
.cases of the Commonwealth against
! Floyd Allen and others from Carroll
j county, and it will be entered on
; Judge N. H. Hairslon. W. W. Cox
land Francis II. Cocke, of ftosnokc, of'
counsel for the defense, und S. Floyd
; Landreth, the new Commonwealth's
attorney of Carroll were introduced
I to the cotirt and admitted to the
! practice of law In Wythe county,
later taking the oath before Clerk C.
C. Tato. "Mr. Sheriff.'" said the judge,
"adjourn court until to-morrow morn?
ing at 10 o'clock."
It Is understood that after to-mor?
row the hours of the session will bo
from !':30 A. M . to 1 V. M-, and 2:30
to f, P. M. j
Floyd Will Ife First.
It will not be necessary to arraign
the prisoners again to-morrow. They
have heard the indictments read to
j them and havo se<orally pleaded not
guilty. I'he Commonwealth has not
elected who shall be tried first, but j
there is no doubt that it will be
An hour was spent tills afternoon,I
after court had adjourned, in arrang?
ing the interior of the courtroom for]
the trials. The building Is spacious'
and modern, und is one of the States
most adequate courthouse Tables
I Were placed to lake care amply of a
j dozen newspaper correspondents. To do
this the juuge did not hesitate to move
j the Jury's quarters fr.uc. the usual
station to a place Just In front of hlsi
Seat. The witness will do in the ecu
tre. with Hie defense's stenographer'
hard by. ??n both sidiS. the lawyers
will have their places Judge A, A. I
Campbell, Judge 'i horizon D Masale'a
successor, who will n->i quality until:
after the Allen trials. Assisted In ar?
ranging the courtroom.
All the attorneys are on hand, and
spent the day in consultation wUr
prisoners and witnesses.
Wylheville lakes the utmost In ,r
est In the trial. The. town Is a noted
summer resort anil accommodations
for visitors in Ihe board ng houses are
plentiful. A local committee has gone
to the length of seeing that those who
come on DUsiness or to witness the
proceedings can find stopping places.
Every citizen is impressed with the
importance of the occasion. News?
paper men are especially well looked
Entertainment of various sorts is
promised. L'nherajded, a traveling
carnival came Into town yesterday, and'
pitched Its tents ?jn a lot just in rear
of the jail, whence most of the Aliens,
? an Und amusement by watching the
I proceedings through th? bars of Ihelr
cages and the great windows beyond.
A moving picture theatre is on the
job, while n revival meeting will at?
tract the seriously inclined.
v i-i ? Prisoners in Jail.
Through the courtesy of Judge
Staples. The Times-Dispatch corres?
pondent was permitted this afternoon
to sec the Aliens in ;ne county Jail.
Attorneys for the defense were pre?
sent, and conversation regarding the
case was tabooed.
Claude, gwanson Allen and l-'rlcl Al?
ien are |n the same cell, and were
first visited. The former has recov?
ered from the att ick of rheumatism, i
of which he complained at Ktllsvllle
last week, and seems fairly cheerful.
! Frlel, too, looks better, and says he
I is entirely well, Hoth eat heartily,
while ( laud.- smokes occasional ciga?
rettes, lie. has. been shaved again,
hut said laughingly that he felt after
a shave he received in Itoanoko that
he would never need another one.
since the face was about taken off.
1 Victor Allen and Sidna Edwards!
are together. The change In both is j
; most marked. V'clor, always slender, j
looks thin In face, and is seriously
depressed. Ills parting with his wife
In Hlllsvllle last Tuesday was deep?
ly affecting to him. Naturally, the
roses against his father. Floyd, and
his brother. Claude, which are re?
garded as rather more serious than
Ids own. cincern him. He himself
'may be Implicated Just as fully if
(conspiracy con be ?ustanti?ted by the
1 prosecution. ? ?
On Ihe other hand. Sidnfl Ed?
wards looks ind really is much better
physically than when he was ar?
rested, or than when ih? murders
took place. Prior to the Floyd Allen
trial, which terminated so tragically,
! he had been 111 with pneumonia and
was sick on thai fateful day. But
since his Incarceration he has im?
proved wonderfully In health and
spirits. His smile Is actually joyous.,
and as spontan, ous as that of a child.
In reply to the Innutrj of The Tlmes
liispatch correspondent as to his
1 (Continued on Eighth f?geT)
WOULD BE COWARDLY ACT
Shirking of Duty to Ilentorc Independ?
ence tu Filipino?.
Washington. April 29.?"It would bo
cowardly shirking of our duty, a dis?
grace- to the American people and an
injury to the Filipinos to give them
separate government before they uro
tilted for it-" says a. minority report
from the House Insular Committee ]
upon the Philippine Independence reso?
lution reported from the committee
Tho rep ?rt was tiled by Representa?
tive Olmsted, of Pennsylvania, and
signed by seven Republican members
of the committee. It held that w*ld
tribes of th>- islands, many of whom
arc of different religion and origin
.from the Filipinos, would instantly re?
turn lo a stale of war rather than
acknowledge the supremacy of lha
I Death List In Oklahoma llmught Up
(o Total of Twenty-Six.
Oklahoma City, Aprl! ?First es?
timates of the number of dead as a
result of tornadoes which swept Okla?
homa Saturday and Sunday were re?
duced to-day to twenty-three, out the
number of known dead was swelled
to a total of 36 lo-nlght when a cy?
clone practically wiped out the vll
lau<- of Hogers. Approximately 175
I persons were Injured, but not more]
than a score are seriously hurt.
Torrenliul ruins which accompanied
the wind caused several streams to i
top their hanks and Interrupted rn 11 - j
road traffic, To-nlght's dispatches,
however. Indicate that the water Is;
subsiding, and train service has been
GRANT'S WILL FILED
lienernl Leaves His Kntlre Lnlute to
II Ik Wife,
New >"tirk. .Vprll 29.?The will of the
late MaJor-.General Frederick Dent
? Irani, United Slates Army, tiled In
the Surrogate's office to-day. leaves bis
entire es: tie lo his Wife, Ida Honor.:
Grant, The will was executed at Fort
Sam Houston, Texas. August 28, 1993,
and in Ii the general declares that he
left all to h'-r because, ot assurance
that the children, who had already
been provided for by will of his moth
er, would receive whatever further aid
they needed through his widow, and
that upon her death the estate would
I be divided netnveen them.
Tho two children are Ulysses S
Grant, third, who Is a captain of engi?
neers In the I'rilted States Army, and
Princess Cantaousene, Countess of
Speransky. The. value of the estate
Is not stated.
TAFT A BAD THIRD
Hrrolvcn 600 Voten to 4,500 for llooac
velt in KIuk'd luuntj, Wash.
Seattle. Wash.. April 29,?Nine thou?
sand votes were cast Saturday In the
King's county (Seattle) presidential
primary, held under the direction of
the Republican nnd Democratic, county
central committees. Complete ilgures
are not available, but the committees
authorize the estimate that Roosevelt
ireretved 4,600 votes. La Follette, 2.5u0;
Taft. 500! Wilson, 1.000; Clark. 460;
TuTt Ahead Here.
Belllngham. Wash.. April 29.?Com
'. plete returns from Bell'ngham gave
! Taft 1.05S; Roosevelt, 1.01. and La
i Follette. 207.
SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
only tine l.rfi lu Operation lu Province)
New Haven, Cunn., April 25.?Let?
ters received at Vale University s:.ow
?hat. owing to the revolution, all
Chinese schools ami other institutions
; 'f learning m both the City and pro?
vince o; Changsha have been closed,
?xeopt the Vale College ol Changsha.
The city contains about 200,0^0 in?
habitants and ihe province about
As a result of the situation, appli?
cations tor admission to Yule College
have greatly, increased. The college
.nisi<?;r.,le<i only for tiire^ weeks at the
ouhbreak of the revolution, and has
aeen in steady session ever since,
though some .,f the Chinese teachers
and pupils have been lost.
FEUDIST VERY CARELESS
Leaves AYeapoua at Home, and In
Killed by Enemy.
Sweetwater, Texas, April 25.?Bill
Echols "got" his old enemy, ,
Black, late last night. Black was shot
down on the street at Coahoma. where
two years ago members of tr.e two
warring families snot a/ each other
Out of this shooting there grew liti?
gation. Three limes Hlack was placed
on trial accused of trying to murder '
the leader of tho opposing clan. Jul:
ICchOls. Lach time ho was acquitted.
Then, last il'K-.t. Hlack and Echol*
met on the street at Coahoma. It Is
declared Black carelessly .hud left his
weapons at home. He was Instantly
killed Echols was arrested.
Eirort to Make Governor Wilson Sec?
ond Choice Palls.
Colorado Springs, Col.. April 2D.?
The Colorado Stale Democratic Con?
vention to-day adopted a resolution
instructing Colorado's delegation te, '
th.- National Democratic Convention to I
support Champ Clark until' such time
as he no longer was a candidate. ,,r j
until released by hyn. An effort to '
have Governor Wllsdn, of Now Jersey. I
named as second choice was defeated
I 67i> to 372. I
RUSSIA IS COLD
Dpets Not Appreciate Intitntlnn to Tnkf
I'nrt in Exposition.
London, April 20. ? It is reported 'n
I Russian elides In London Hint tho
Russian government is not giving a
very sympathetic reception to the' In?
vitation to participate in the Panama -
Pacific Exposition, nnd that American
action "with regard to the Jewish iia.es.
port question nas something to do
with this attitude. It Is even said
thai an Intimation awaits the exposi?
tion commission at London that Ih'alr
protected visit ro St. Petersburg might
as well l>o canceled.
Cotfon Mill Operatives CJct .". I*er Cent, j
Increase of Wanes.
North Village, Mass.. April 20.?The
demands of the striking operatives at'
the North Village cotton mill nf Slater
ei Son, Incorporated, were granted to-,
day, when the management announced*
an increase of r> per cent. In' wages :it |
..II the Slater mills.
This makes a total Increase of 10
pec cent, grant 3d within the past
month. Nearly r,,(ifl0 persons are af?
fected.. The Increase becomes effectivo
next Monday. '
Results Will Be Told at
DEBATE IS HELD
! Both Traverse State in Frantic
Last-Day Effort to Win Votes,
and Colonel, Only Few Miles
Ahead, Finds Time, to
Make Vitriolic Re?
Dnatou, Mona,, April -P.? Ith
tbr departure III President l'uf? und
Theodurc Roosevelt from (ho Stute
(o-nlsbt, tb?, campaltfn lenders leave
llu-lr attention to fiiciirlnu up Ibo
lift i-rsult* of the npriiklnc toiirs.
General ISdttnr 11 ? ' buioplln, hrmi
of ihe l'"H League, bn* repeatedly
eatlraated ihm tblrt)-four of tbr
ihlrij-olx M nanaebuac 1i* delegates
in ]i-iiot ?Iii no to i lilrnco prepared
t<> vote lor Ihr rcnomlnnlloii of
On i in- Democratic ?wie. there I*
murk "peculation im lo tbe oul
roine i,f ii?- < l?rk-*A li-un contest.
Iii??!1 ?*m?> arc look I im nfler tbc
ini.r ?' of ih,- rlvnla ure each
continent of kUo'fmi,
Ptttifleld, Mass. April 29.?"If you
(vote for Mr. Tafl you vole for these
I men," said Colonel Rooaevelt her,- to
I night, after referring lo Senator!
I Lorlinor, Penr'oae, Qalllnger and Dug'
I Senheim, Il<- declared that the Presi?
dent had practically nothing in hin
: campaign back of him, outride of two
lor three State?, except the support he
received from those men and iheir
like, and from the great sinister
special Interests which stand behind
these boss*.". At intervals the
Colonel received reports of the
speeches and in the latter part of the
duy lie entered upon a long d'StnnCe
'debate by retorting* to Mr. Taft a
Colonel Roosevelt said the Presi?
dent had asserted that the Colonel
was stirring up claps hatred. This,
'Colonel Roosevelt denied. ?'The talk
j that 1 am stirring up class hatred is
? arrant nonsense.'* he declared. In this
same connection he said: "If Mr.
Tali's policy of flabby Indecision and
of helpless acquiescence In the wrong
doInK of the crooked boss, and the
crooked financier Is permitted lo con?
tinue there Will roilly grow up class
haired In this country. There will
gro>v up a very uncomfortable and
very ugly feeimg of discontent. wRh
political, social and Industrial condi?
\nl Decisive Battle.
Colonel Koosevelt niaue it clear that
he did not believe the. result of Iiis
campaign hinged upon the outcome of
? to-morrow's primaries. With his ad?
dress in Pittslield tO-nlght Colonel
Roosevelt wound up his campaign In
Between speeches he found time to
prepare a rejoinder to President T.ift's
statement of last night in regard to
the "harvester trust-' cases. He con?
tradicted the President by asserting
that the case was discussed by his
Cabinet, with ?'Mr. Taft present. In
speaking hei u to-night Colonel P.oosc.
"Mr. Taft in his speech to-day an?
nounced that I am trying to stir up
class hatred and excite discontent. 1
have. It Is true, preached abhorrence
of Mr. Lorltner and all that for which
Mr. Lorlmer stands and of the kind
of crooked politics and crooked finance
which In combination are responsible
for the reproduction of Mr. Dorlmer
i But as regaids most of the boSSe
whom I oppose, l have not preached,
I haired of them; I do not hate them:
' merely wish them to retire to private
j life and ?iuit misgoverning us.
"Hoes Mr. Taft regard mo as sttrrtn
up class 1.at ri d bees, use 1 ask for a la*i
In New York lo prevent women frfi
j being worked for excessive hour/ ii
I factories? Does he regard me as/Mir
ring up class hatred because l/stam!
for a workmen's compensation act;
Docs ho regai d me as stirring up class
hatred because I demand tltat the
SI ito and the nation co-operate to make
the conditions of life and latar "better
"On the contrary, j am advocating
a lion which will be the most effective
kind of antidote to rlas-i hatred. If
Mr. Taft's policy of flabby Indeels'on
and helpless acquiescence in the
wrongdoing of the crooked boss and
ihe crooked financier Is permitted to
continue, there will really grow up
alass hatred in this country.
Musi Depend on Uonnes.
"if it Is any comfort to Mr. Taft t
??all Messrs Lorlmer, Cox, Penros
Guggenheim, Calhoun, Haliinger a;
the rest patriotic landers Instead
bosses, let him do so, but I tames
iiope I hat * the plain people will V
against that particular type of pa
otic leader, and mind youv,lf these pi
llcular patriotic leaders wer-; not b
hind Mr. Taft, Mr. Taft would have 1>
chance of carrying one State in twctil
throughout this Fnion.
"He has practically nothing In jj
campaign back of him outside of tw.
or three States except the support hs
gets from L'orimer, Pinrose, Cox. Qu
Senheim. fJallinger and their like a
from the great sinister special Intote
which stand behind these bosses.
"Apparently, what the Presld.?nt
most minded Is my assault on Mr. I
Imer. Friends, a year and a qua(
ago Mr. Taft meant to be against
[jorimer. The trouble with Mr.
Is this, as In so many other ma
ihnt though he meant well, he
meant wvll feebly, and he. was
swerved from his purpose by
who had control over him and w
neither well meaning nor. feebl
far from opposing Mr. Lort,
ended by being absolutely qul